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In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

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HMA v JAMES GEORGE NEILL

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced James George Neill to 9 years in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. Natasha Clark died following an accident on the A83.

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HMA v WILLIAM FRASER

Friday, 14 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Aberdeen High Court Lady Scott imposed an extended sentence of 13 years on William Fraser, with a custodial part of 9 years and an extension period of 4 years, after he was found guilty of raping a woman in Aberdeen on 27 October 2012.

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HMA v GRAHAM LANG

Thursday, 13 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Graeme Lang to 5 years in prison after he was convicted of assault.

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HMA v LIAM DOCHERTY & JOHN ALEXANDER YOUNG

Thursday, 13 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Uist sentenced Lim Doherty and John Young after they pled guilty to assault and attempted robbery.

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HMA v STEWART WILLIAMSON

Tuesday, 11 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Judge John Beckett QC sentenced Stewart Williamson to 5 years imprisonment after he pled guilty to causing the death of Eduard Goudsblom by dangerous driving on 6 April 2013 in Pitlochry.

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